A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham


A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham.

Chloe Davis is the daughter of a small-town serial killer in Louisiana. Since she was twelve, this fact has shaped so much of her life. It has affected romantic relationships, driven where she lives, and shaped every interaction with her mother and her brother.

With a thriving psychology practice and a few weeks to go until her wedding to a loving man, Chloe seems to be putting the past behind her. That is, until dead girls start turning up again.

I listened to the audiobook of this psychological thriller, which was well-narrated.  The narrator did a great job bringing Chloe to life. I usually don’t like audiobooks with one narrator doing all of the voices, but this one didn’t bother me.

“And in that moment, the moment of the crash, it made me realize that monsters don’t hide in the woods; they aren’t shadows in the trees or invisible things lurking in darkened corners. No, the real monsters move in plain sight.”

Stacy Willingham, A Flicker in the Dark

As for the plot, it kept me engaged. Yes, there were a few too many red herrings, some unanswered questions, and more than a couple of moments of disbelief — but I kept staying up late to listen!

This is my second book by Stacy Willingham. I also read All the Dangerous Things. Both thrillers were centered around an unreliable narrator desperate to figure out what was happening in her life. I’d give A Flicker in the Dark a slight edge because of the originality of the plot. It was intriguing to read a story that explored what it was like to be related to a mass murderer.

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